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Milk Producers Demand Volume Control

29 October 2010

EU - On October 20th 2010, 2000 milk producers from all over Europe came to Strasbourg to demonstrate and to call on the European parliament to support the dairy sector.

Up to 250 farmers drove tractors into Strasbourg to demonstrate, whilst up to 2000 milk producers from Germany, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Ireland came to thank the members of parliament who already support their demands for a volume management on the dairy market and to encourage the members of parliament, who still hesitate, to join the ranks of their progressive colleagues, reports the European Milk Board (EMB).

"There are still policy-makers who play the same old tune of liberalisation, even though the situation in countries such as Switzerland and the US has shown that this would lead to unfair prices for consumers and producers” exclaims Romuald Schaber, president of the EMB.

"It is great to see that farmers all over Europe are so committed” says a dairy farmer from the Bundesverband Deutscher Milchviehhalter (BDM), as he climbs from his tractor. “The situation is difficult for all of us. That is why it is so important that we stand united and demonstrate together.”

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